Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. was once a scourge of Hollywood and the U.S. music industry, which accused it of being a pipeline for pirated content. Today when Baidu is involved in a copyright infringement case, chances are it is the one casting the blame.
The ISBN has been a groundbreaking identifier in many ways, and encoding it into a bar code is one of the smartest things this industry has ever done. Other industries have looked to the ISBN as an example, which is how we’ve gotten the ISSN, the DOI, the ISRC, and other identifiers.
In an Australian first, the US-based crowd-sourced encyclopedia will launch on Monday a political campaign to change the Australian law, by displaying messages targeting Australians who visit pages it was able to create using a US provision known as “fair use”.
While blockchain has emerged as a hot topic in the digital music space, the technical and operational aspects of adoption have been largely absent from the conversation. Most would agree that the music industry has an extensively documented metadata problem, but relatively few people realize that publishing metadata and metadata standard already exist today.
The decentralized music service Voise.it has released an on-demand radio station as its ICO enters its eleventh day. Voise, one of a number of Blockchain projects seeking to use the technology to revolutionize music content sharing and rights protection, has named the new product Radio DAO.
The topic of U.S. District Court judge Charles Breyer’s latest decision is itself authorship, and with a crazy number of pop culture references, he explores a situation wherein game players become creative gods and the attendant implications.
Over the past several years, institutions in both the US and the UK have been trying to figure out how to use DNA to solve the art world’s forgery problem. The objective: to develop a tamper-proof label or tag with a unique DNA signature that artists can apply to their work before it leaves the studio.
Troy Carter, Spotify’s global head of creator services, conceded in his keynote interview today’ at the Music Biz Convention, that artists aren’t being paid enough by streaming services. In a follow-up comment, however, he successfully evaded assigning blame to Spotify or any other streaming service or labels by saying, “We need to reconfigure the value chain.”
Members of the European Parliament will vote today on draft rules that would allow citizens to enjoy legally purchased music and movie streaming subscriptions when they travel to another EU country. It’s hoped that improved access to content will help to dampen frustrations and reduce Internet piracy.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has upgraded its SCORE royalty portal, giving songwriters access to easy-to-navigate, real-time data about their earnings. The portal provides detailed data for both current earnings and historic information that can be sorted and organized by song title, income source, time period and territory.